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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,989 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,989
Reviews: 2,722
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 340
Gots: 830 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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PrinceDarren

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Single 12oz. bottle from Trader Joes. First of all, SCREW OFF bottle cap underneath the silver foil was a disappointment. I almost have to ding it a point for that.

Poured cold into a Duvel Tulip. 1-finger head seems about right. Dark orange hues.

Pleasant yeasty aroma with a hint of mint.

Tastes like a classic tripel. I pick up a little caramel with some cherry notes on the back of the tongue. A touch metallic like I just licked a flagpole. Spearmint finish.

The alcohol hits me fast. Reminds me that I shouldn't drink a 9% on an empty stomach.

Waiting for it to warm up...

My uncle used to race pigeons. I remember the smell of playing around the pigeon coop as a child. This kind of smells like pigeon poop.

At room temperature the metal starts to come through more and there is now a new bitterness on the finish.

This started off as a very drinkable tripel. If I were tasting it blind, I probably would have guessed it to be a Chimay. I would drink this again. Next time I'm buying a 750ml.

04-10-2009 01:09:32 | More by PrinceDarren
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours hazy golden yellow. A bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of yeast and herbs and spices. Tastes sweet and flouwery. Lots of yeasty tastes some light citrus and lots of light fruity flavours. Very crisp and well carbonated. Highly drinkable. Overall a tasty beer and I can see why it performs so well but not one of my favourites

01-25-2011 07:15:07 | More by Urbancaver
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fingolfin72

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Color- hazy gold, with a small, pure white head.

Nose- lemon, coriander, pepper.

Palate- creamy and light, but with a good alcohol backbone. It is spicy and pleasantly dry, with a hint oakiness. A bit of alcohol wafts into my sinuses.

Very good, but not as refined as might be wished. Good with food.

10-10-2005 02:09:19 | More by fingolfin72
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Bonhoeffer

Alabama

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

My bottle tells me it is best before 06/08. Guess this one could have matured a bit : )

Another winner from Unibroue. This one is so subtle while packing so much flavor and complexity. Nothing beats you over the head. Just this marvelous amalgamation of flavors from the various ingredients. Classic Belgian yeast flavor. Light hopping. Some spices. A bit of tartness. Something almost citrusy. 9% is there, but not particularly noticeable. Head is tremendous and persistent. Lots of lace.

Just a tad too much carbonation, which detracts from the moutfeel. But not too bad.

09-26-2005 14:36:09 | More by Bonhoeffer
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orsulacp

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a bottle with a best before date of 02-23-09. It poured a clear golden color with a fluffy white head. There are all types of things in the smell, some banana, some orange, and a bit of clove. The taste is sweet and spicy, the tight carbonation really adds to the peppery bite. The sweetness is like a Clementine. The mouthfeel is medium-light with plenty of carbonation. There is a slight alcohol warming from the 9%, but all the flavors hide it in the taste.

05-26-2006 01:18:14 | More by orsulacp
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance- Pours an impressive head with great retention throughout the entire beer with good lacing. The color is a bright burnt orange.

Smell- Reminds me of a Yankee Candle and Tandy Leather store. A blend of sugary sweet and earthy smells miced with a hint of leather.

Taste- Starts out an earthy wheat mixed with cooked orange sugars. The finish brings in some of the floral hop flavor and a more sauteed malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel- Pretty light and no real warmth gained from the 9% alcohol content. But The hops are noticed more on the back of the palate with all the sweeter stuff shocasing in the front. Th ecarboantion helps to enhance the flavors all around.

03-03-2006 04:25:05 | More by scruffwhor
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gory4d

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours pale, cloudy yellow into a goblet; the head is high, thin, white, and doesn't last, though enough lingers to leave lacing down the glass. The smell is straw, grain, fruit, and alcohol. The taste is biscuity, with some banana or papaya notes, giving way to a sharp alcohol burn followed by lingering hop bitterness. It's nicely carbonated, and thick enough to fill the mouth well without sticking in the throat. It's a sipper, for sure, but goes down quite pleasantly. A fine beer, though not my favorite of the style.

12-31-2008 04:00:08 | More by gory4d
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impending

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

750ml into a snifter. Pours a hazy straw orange. Big fluffy heads recedes fairly quickly, nice lacing.

Very complex nose of the classic belgian kind. Doughy white bread yeast surrounded by light skin fruits and minor citrus.

Alcohol not very obvious.

Distinctive Unibroue yeast evident throughout the taste. Sweet but not as much as the scent led me to believe. The finish begins with a spike of dry then sweetens unexpectedly. Long lingering aftertaste encourages sipping. Medium bodied pleasant mouthfeel.

cheers
jd

06-19-2010 00:10:49 | More by impending
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RussVol


4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

08-19-2014 23:29:44 | More by RussVol
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Citadel82

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Yet another tasty Unibroue product. Pours a hazy gold with a generous white head. Aroma is yeasty sweet malts. some spicy cloves and banana. Taste is sweet malt with a spicy hop finish. Only traces or hints of alcohol. I do not know how they do it but this is a beer that truly hides its gravity.

11-16-2005 04:54:36 | More by Citadel82
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MattChaos

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

By some fluke, I came across a case (six four-packs) of LA FIN DU MONDE for $30 in Boone, NC. Being a huge fan of the UNIBROUE brewery, I couldn't pass up this opportunity for a beer I've never tasted from a brewery I love. I'm a bigger fan of the DON DE DIEU, but this beer did not fail to deliver.

A- Negligible, sad to say. It poured horribly from bottle to pub glass which lend credence to the reviews I've seen in the past about the carbonation. This is not a pleasant beer to look at straight out of the bottle. I'm still watching my second glass settle. The lace looks like a vanilla milkshake. Not a show-beer.

S- I can't stop sniffing this beer with every sip. Coriander and...is that tangerine? From front to back, this beer smells even better as it warms and the fruit has made its way to the front.

T- Now I understand why fellow reviewers can't believe this is a 9.0% brew. I could easily finish a 4-pack before my liver reminds me that was a bad idea. The damned thing sips (doesn't taste, mind you) like a Hefe. I keep going back expecting a bite and it never happens. This is the subtlety of the variety of spices that have gone into brewing this piece of work. I'm usually a heavy smoker, and even heavier when drinking, but I don't even want a cigarette during this beer for fear of ruining the light and almost spicy taste of this remarkable tripel.

M- Nothing negative to say. No chop, no wince, a thoroughly enjoyable drink from neck to coaster. The fruit lingers not on the tongue, but in the entire mouth. What a joy!

O- My largest complaint is the pour. I've spent enough time in front of and behind the bar, I still can't find a way to pour this beer correctly. I'm sure out of a tap it's easier, but even on my third glass, refrigerated at a moderate 42 degrees, a 3-inch head settled into an inch and didn't disappear. Aesthetics aside, a top-notch beer for a great price. UNIBROUE never fails to deliver!

05-28-2013 04:52:19 | More by MattChaos
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MSchae1017

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

This beer was tasted in a St. Bernardus goblet from the 12oz. bottle.

This beer pours into the goblet with a brilliant deep gold color with a frothy white head. The head dissipates to a nice film with whisps but does not leave too much lace. The smell of the beer is up front with sweet maltiness mixed in with the Belgian style yeast and some unknown spices. The taste is very complex. Just like the smell, the sweetness hits you first. This is very quickly followed by the belgian yeast along with the spiciness hitting you in the mouth like a punch. As the beer finished, a strong hop flavor is quite apparent and then the sweetness of the beer along with some fruitiness (apple?) returns and lingers on your tongue. The mouthfeel is low-medium with an incredible amount of effervescence. The finish leaves that sweet, yet dry feeling in your mouth. Overall, a highly drinkable triple. This is a very nice beer, and in a style I would not usually reach for.

01-08-2008 01:36:59 | More by MSchae1017
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raynmoon

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

It pours a very light golden, honey orange; pretty cloudy with tons of carbonation running up the sides, like sparkling wine. Wooh.

It smells very nice, but not TOO complex. If you'd had any Unibroue before, you can detect that house yeast among anything else. But the taste is much more complex!

Slightly tart and fizzy on the tongue and it goes down smooth, with some yeast and breadiness on the end. A very very slight bit of heat coming through, but no taste of actual alcohol.

Overall this is a winner. Nothing too out of the box, but exactly to the style with that classic Unibroue yeast quality to it.

04-28-2012 06:01:23 | More by raynmoon
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured a beautiful clear gold with a vouminous frothy white head that stuck around for awhile leaving nice belgian lace behind. Aroma is dry with an apple like ester and some clean pale malt with a hint of alcohol. The flavor begins with a a smooth sweet maltiness that is reminscent of a pale bock in that it has a light cereal sweetness. The flavor soon segues into a hoppy flavor that makes itself known but is not bitter or overpowering. The flavor finishes with no heat or any indicator of the high level of alcohol this brew contains which to me makes it a perfect beer to introduce a friend into the pleasure of a belgian style beer. Very beautiful beer though it definetly commands respect as it goes down smoother than a glass of milk.

11-12-2004 21:35:57 | More by RenoZymurgist
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

I cant believe its taken me this long to try this one. I've heard lifetimes about it.

The End of the World.... Here it goes...

Pours a cloudy, murky golden yellow color with an airy head.

The smell is malty with many fruity notes like peaches, apricots, plums, and bananas. Cloves and pepper as well.

It really has a rounded, flavorful, enjoyable taste. A boatload of spices are tossed into this one, meshed with peach/nectarine fruits. I notice similarities to some american wheat beers that I've tried. The high abv is hardly noticeable in the taste, but it warms in your stomach after a few sips. Not as dead-set hoppy as I expected, more sweet and fruity.

The mouthfeel is excellently textured, and this is very drinkable considering the abv.

It took me 24 years to find my first one of these, it probably wont take nearly as long to find the second one. Cheers!

06-14-2006 04:42:32 | More by jasonpeckins32
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%

My first Unibroue review, but I have had them all before.

Pours a light golden color with a small head that falls fast to a ring and lacing.

Smell is fresh apricot and pear, with a yeasty note, some clove and banana, and other spices.
I'm detecting alc as well, which should be par for a 9% beer.

Taste is very nice with fresh light fruit flavors, a spicy component, and yeast esters. Apple and white grape are there too. Its sort of one dimensional, but it tastes good.

Feel is spritzy and light.

Overall this is enjoyable and flavorful, but there are better tripels out there.

04-05-2014 03:48:57 | More by BastardKing24
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stella77artois

New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy yellow-orange. Definitely some sediment action going. About a 1-inch head that dissipated quickly. Some carbonation evident at the bottom. A lot of people are turned off by the appearance. Doesn't bother me.

S - Fruity smells, pineapple comes to mind. Barley and just a faint hint of booze.

T - Oustanding. Smooth yet powerful. Just a bit of hop action evident, with a fair amount of quality malt. Also taste the aforementioned pineapple and a bit of melon. A sort of pear taste evident after beer warmed up a few degrees. The 9% ABV is hidden well, but still able to be noticed.

M - Solid, nothing outta this world. Crisp with acceptable amount of carbonation. Not dry or bitter.

O - One of the best rated beers in the world for a reason. Strong and bold yet slightly sweet, and incredibly drinkable. Won't exactly strain my hamstring running to the store for more, but I definitely see this becoming a regular beer for me.

05-29-2013 16:30:09 | More by stella77artois
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottle at Ava's in Easton, MD. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a creamy white head in a Chimay glass. Aroma of pears, spice, yeast. Flavor follows with lots of fresh juicy pears, honey, some spice, and lingering yeast ones on the palate. Medium bodied, slightly dry finish yet still juicy, adequate carbonation. Such am easy drinking really world class brew.

11-28-2013 16:34:24 | More by BMMillsy
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Served in a chalice

LOOK (4.5/5) This poured a darker golden color with some orange tones when held up to the light. It was a little more opaque than some other beers of the style, particularly the Westmalle. However, I think this was a really nice venue for the rich color. The only flaw in this category, I think was the brew's white head that rose quickly, dominated by larger bubbles than I would have liked, only to fade at a somewhat disappointing rate.

SMELL (4.5/5) The smell was initially dominated by the yeasty esters and phenols. The bouquet was pretty fruity, but was followed quickly by some deep spicy overtones and some citrus. There was also a nice wheatiness to the smell.

FLAVOUR (4/5) As with the smell, the beginning was dominated by the sweet fruitiness, which was balanced nicely with some very subtle malt flavors. The only problem here is that the brew took a quick turn towards the harsh alcoholic flavour before the yeast spices overpower that. Some great warming, not too hot.

FEEL (5/5) Very effervescent on the tip of the tongue in the initial taste (almost reminiscent of the more carbonated Belgian Ales, like Duvel in this respect). This transitions to a wonderful fullness as it washes to the back of the mouth. This balances the spiciness of the esters.

DRINK (4/5) super tasty and very drinkable - its dangerous because of it.

07-16-2011 21:06:50 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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BJ1833

Kansas

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Presentation: 750 ml corked bottle

Appearance: Pale golden color with a thin white, quickly fading head.

Smell: Aroma is malty with a presence of ripe fruit. A slight yeasty bread smell with a faint alcoholic odor.

Taste: A malty, yeasty flavor mixed with dark fruit flavors (plum & dates). Alcohol can be easily tasted, but definitely not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but maybe a little bit overcarbonated. A lighter body than expected with a smooth slightly dry finish.

Overall this is a great brew. A very good representation of the Triple style. This is definitely one of my favorite belgian style ales.

08-31-2004 01:19:44 | More by BJ1833
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jsolack

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Appearance:
Cloudy pale yellow. Head is light and dicipates quickly. Overall it's nice looking.

Smell:
Smells like sweet wheat with hints of peach and clove. Interesting smell that I really enjoy.

Taste:
Sweet and light... has a complex flavor. When first in mouth it has strong fruit flavors. Peach and hints of banana. After than a slight bitterness comes in. Finish has wheat accents.

Mouthfeel:
Feels thick in mouth. Coats tounge well and leave a crisp aftertaste.

Drinkability:
A great beer. Tastes really good and goes down really smooth.

03-13-2004 01:23:34 | More by jsolack
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

12oz bottle

Appearance- Peeling back the foil I poored this into the inappropriate glass, an average pint glass. Beer comes in a typical cloudy strong belgian ale amber color. with a thick off white head that leaves little lace.

Smell- there are smells I can't quite determine, but there is plenty of fruit aromas with a light hoppy smell.

Taste- this is where this beer excels. There is a robust fruit flavor followed by some pepper which finishes with a warming alcohol finish.

Drinkability- a great ale which comes in a 4 pack which should be perfect to last me through tonights baseball game. Go sox

10-21-2004 00:59:52 | More by WeymouthMike
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Osiris9588

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a rusty godlen color with a creamy 1.5" head, leaving some slight lacing. A mild bouquet of clove, floral yeast, and a touch of citrus. The flavor is a delicious mellow malt mixed with clove and citrus. The mouth feel is incredible, so complex; it dances all over the palate, going from malty to sweet and spicy, then finishes almost buttery, with barely a trace of alcohol.

I have had this beer before, but mixed with many others, and it didn't really take me by storm. This time, concentrating on it alone, it was a delight. I defintely see more in my future--until the world ends, anyway, which could be any day now. But this is great beer to drink while everything is crumbling around you.

08-25-2006 20:11:17 | More by Osiris9588
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Caesar1pup

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

What can one say that has not already been said? One word, bien! But, if I must expound then I shall.

This offering is sent directly to us from the great country of Quebec. One has to wonder, “will it’s pale orange appearance and citrusy aroma leave me disappointed or will it deliver on all that has been promised?” Oh oui! Kudos on a beer well built. I do enjoy Maudite more but who’s to complain?

01-16-2007 22:33:51 | More by Caesar1pup
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Stubbie1

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

A nice dark gold color. Pours with a stiff tight white head. Clings all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is slighlty sweet and spicey. Nice carbonation, a great warm flavor of spices mixed in with alcohol. An enjoyable brew ! Cant wait to try the others

02-23-2003 16:12:50 | More by Stubbie1
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,989 ratings.